U.S.News ranks Vermont Law School’s environmental law program best in nation again

first_imgVermont Law School,U.S.News & World Report has ranked Vermont Law School’s environmental law program as the best in the nation for an unprecedented third consecutive year. The 2012 Best Grad Schools guidebook appears on www.usnews.com/grad(link is external) on Tuesday, March 15, and on newsstands on April 5.‘I’m proud of this continued recognition of the depth and breadth of our environmental curriculum, clinic and institutes,’ said Professor Marc Mihaly, director of the school’s Environmental Law Center (ELC). ‘Our success reflects the dedication of our wonderful faculty and students. Our graduates bring strong skills and environmental direction to their legal and policy positions in government, nonprofits, law firms and corporations.’Vermont Law School has placed first 14 times and never placed lower than second since the U.S. News environmental specialty rankings began in 1991. VLS’s top ranking this year marks the first time that a school has been ranked number one in the environmental specialty for three consecutive years. To develop its specialty rankings, U.S. News asked legal educators to identify the top programs.Vermont Law School also placed among the top 100 law schools where law firms tend to recruit (number 96). This is the first year that U.S. News has ranked law schools based on the opinions of recruiters and hiring partners at the nation’s most highly regarded law firms.”Employer recognition of the excellence of our graduates continues to grow,’ Dean Jeff Shields said. ‘This is not surprising given the exceptional preparation in writing, speaking and critical thinking that takes place at Vermont Law School.’The ELC offers the largest selection of environmental law courses in the nation. The multidisciplinary program in law, policy, science and ethics attracts law and graduate students, lawyers, government officials, teachers, scientists, journalists and citizen activists. Since its creation in 1978, the ELC has trained people to be environmental leaders in government, nonprofits, corporations and private practice ‘ locally, nationally and internationally. The ELC administers the Master of Environmental Law and Policy (MELP) degree program for lawyers and non-lawyers and the Master of Laws (LLM) in Environmental Law, a post-Juris Doctor degree for experienced attorneys who seek to specialize.Vermont Law School offers clinical, research and experiential environmental programs through the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Clinic, the Institute for Energy and the Environment, the Land Use Institute, the Environmental Tax Policy Institute, the U.S.-China Partnership for Environmental Law, and the Environmental Semester in Washington. The ELC’s Summer Session offers a broad curriculum, a Visiting Distinguished Environmental Scholars program and a lecture series that features summer faculty members, distinguished summer scholars and summer media fellows speaking about current issues in their fields.##Vermont Law School, a private, independent institution, has the top-ranked environmental law program and one of the top-ranked clinical training programs in the nation, according to U.S.News & World Report. VLS offers a Juris Doctor curriculum that emphasizes public service, a Master of Environmental Law and Policy degree and two post-JD degrees, the Master of Laws in Environmental Law and the LLM in American Legal Studies (for international students). The school features innovative experiential programs and is home to the Environmental Law Center and the South Royalton Legal Clinic. For more information, visit www.vermontlaw.edu(link is external).last_img read more

Joy Sports’ Africa focus: Egypt’s tactics decoded

first_imgAt Joy Sports, we hope the five African teams in Russia will do exceptionally well, which is why we are spending a little bit more time on them.Beginning with Egypt, we’ll provide in-depth tactical analyses on the quintet. Let’s go!Egypt topped their World Cup qualifying group with four wins and a draw, they lost once during their campaign. They also scored eight goals and conceded four in qualifying. The Pharaohs are winless in four of their warm-up matches against Portugal, Greece, Kuwait and Colombia.Let’s take a look at what Hector Cuper’s well-drilled Egypt side have to offer in the 2018 FIFA World Cup.System & Style Argentine Hector Cuper is a vastly experienced coach; spells at European heavyweights such as Inter Milan and Valencia highlight a successful coaching career. Cuper quickly earned a place as a national hero in Egypt; leading the Pharaohs to their first World Cup since 1990, just two years after taking charge in March 2015.Widely known for his defensive inclinations, Cuper drills his team to be very organized on the pitch. The Argentine’s go-to formation is the 4-2-3-1, with two defensive midfielders protecting the back four. In attack, he usually fields three attacking midfielders behind a lone striker. He has tinkered with a 4-4-2 diamond recently, but we will assume he sticks to the system that got him to the World Cup.Egypt’s game plan is based around a solid defensive approach to keep out the opposition before finding attackers in the final third using long-balls. Egypt use the strength and aerial prowess of Ahmed Hassan to win balls and lay it off to the attacking midfielders including Salah, who has the pace and ability to trouble opposition defences. System Strengths:The most obvious one is how hard it is to break down. In Cuper’s 33 games in charge, Egypt only conceded more than one goal on two occasions and have conceded a total of 18 goals. This is an average of 0.56 goals per game, which illustrates how well drilled they are in defending. In the 4-2-3-1 ,the two holding midfielders, Mohamed Elneny and Tarek Hamed, sit and shield a back four of Ahmed Fathi, Ali Gabr, Ahmed Hegazi and Mohamed Abdel-Shafy. The team sits deep and defends with two banks of four with two forwards closing down the opponent. Cuper’s side leave opponents with little space to attack.  Egypt also possess a very dynamic frontline; Mohamed Salah, Ahmed Hassan and Trezeguet offer very fluid movement which means they will always be a threat. Egypt do not commit many players forward, so their front three along with playmaker Abdallah Said, make sure they create high-quality chances in the final third. Salah’s superb movement in the final third coupled with Ahmed Hassan’s threat inside the box and Trezeguet’s quick feet pose a threat to defenders. The most important thing about Egypt’s frontline is their off-the-ball movement; they are constantly working and closing down to help out their defence, a key quality to have in tournament football.System Weaknesses:At times, Egypt’s gameplan is a little bit too direct. The Pharaohs have not been blessed with a quality creative midfielder since Mohamed Aboutrika. Thus, Cuper relies heavily on Mohamed Salah to create and finish chances.  Too often in matches, Egypt prefer to launch long balls into the final third for Ahmed Hassan and Mo Salah to chase down. This is a very risky tactic as they gift their opponents possession anytime their attackers cannot receive the long passes. This often means Hassan and Salah spend large parts of the game without touching the ball. Since Egypt do not commit many men forward when their long balls actually work, they find it difficult to create quality goalscoring chances even with Mo Salah in their attack. With only three or four men involved in attacks, they quickly get snuffed out and are easily put on the back foot. A peculiar weakness in Hector Cuper’s side is how they concede goals. Out of the 18 goals they have conceded under Cuper; 13 of them have come from crosses. A whopping 72% of the goals they concede are from crosses. A very odd statistic since the defensive partnership of Hegazi and Gabr has an average height of 1.95m. One of the reasons why they concede from crosses is because when the sit back and prevent opponents from attacking through the centre, the opposition go out wide. Their full backs Fathy and Abdel-Shafi are not that energetic or defensively sound enough to prevent crosses into the box. This weakness could be easily exploited if the opponents instruct their wingers to get to the byline and launch crosses into the box.SummaryEgypt may find it very hard to come by goals in Russia. Their defensive solidity will make it hard for their opponents to break them down. Recent friendlies against Portugal, Greece and Colombia tested the Pharoahs against stronger opposition. Although they did not beat those sides, the scorelines of 2-1,1-0 and 0-0 are very encouraging. Nevertheless, a fit Mohamed Salah will be key to any hopes of getting past the group stages. –Follow the World Cup with the Multimedia Group! With live English radio commentary on Joy 99.7 FM radio, Akan radio commentary on Asempa 94.7 FM and livestreaming on Myjoyonline.com, we’ve got you covered all-tournament long.last_img read more

Clippers defeat Grizzlies to extend winning streak to four games

first_imgRelated Articles The Clippers can play the beautiful game on occasion, but they’re comfortable grinding out victories, finding ways to overcome the odds and the opposition. They took the Grizzlies’ best shot Tuesday and kept counter-punching until they secured their first win in three tries against Memphis.“They’re a tough team and they’ve always been a grind team,” Clippers center DeAndre Jordan said of the Grizzlies. “They’re going to play hard. It’s going to be an inside-out game. They’re a really good paint team and a good rebound team. We had to match their physicality.“We didn’t want to come out and let them hit us. The game was up and down.”Back and forth they went, showing precisely why the NBA is known as a game of runs. The Clippers seemed poised to break open the game one minute, and the next they were suddenly trying to maintain contact after the Grizzlies surged into the lead.Sustained momentum was in short supply. One run followed another. Tough-minded Clippers show some fight during injury-riddled season Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Clippers trailed 84-77 with 2:42 left in the third quarter, but went on a 15-0 run that propelled them to a 92-84 lead after Jawun Evans’ layup with 10:01 left. Memphis didn’t end its scoreless skid until JaMychal Green made two free throws with 9:27 to go.Was it finally safe?Yes, barely.Lou Williams scored 33 points on 8-for-15 shooting in a reserve role, going 15 for 15 at the free-throw line. Blake Griffin added 21 points, six rebounds and eight assists. C.J. Williams scored a career-high 18 points (12 in the first half).Tyreke Evans led the Grizzlies with 18 points.Williams led the Clippers with 11 points in the fourth quarter, and extended their lead to 101-90 by completing a three-point play with 6:37 remaining. The Grizzlies rallied, but got no closer than three points the rest of the way. Williams was 9 for 9 at the line in the final period.Williams topped 30 points for the ninth time this season, and for the eighth as a backup.“Lou’s a monster, man,” Jordan said. “I’m glad he’s on our side.”Clippers coach Doc Rivers didn’t wait for reporters to inquire about Austin Rivers’ availability, opening his pregame session by saying, “No, he’s not. Thank you. Next question. Austin’s out again. We thought he was (close), so the fact that he’s not playing says probably not, so we’ll see.”Austin Rivers said out for the second game after suffering what the Clippers are now calling a sore right Achilles tendon. Doc Rivers couldn’t say anyone in the team’s medical department knew precisely what was going on with the back portion of his son’s lower leg.“I know he was working out the last couple of days and had some discomfort, so they’re going to re-evaluate his foot again,” Doc Rivers said. “I think they’re going to send him to another guy (doctor) and see what’s going on.”Evans, a rookie guard, made his first NBA start in the Clippers’ victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Sunday, replacing Rivers. Tuesday, C.J. Williams moved from small forward to shooting guard, replacing Evans, and Wesley Johnson replaced Williams.Unfazed by the lineup shuffle, C.J. Williams scored seven of the Clippers’ first eight points and had 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting in the first half. Johnson was scoreless in nine minutes in the first half as Rivers mixed and matched players.The Clippers led 67-62 by halftime, shooting a sizzling 61.9 percent (26 for 42). The Grizzlies were within striking distance because they shot 60.5 percent (23 for 38). Memphis made 7 of 10 shots from beyond the 3-point arc and played far better than its 12-25 record might have suggested.C.J. Williams’ fastbreak layup to open the third quarter gave him a career-high 14 points.“I think C.J. had a great game tonight,” Lou Williams said. “Hopefully, he just builds on it. He’s an older guy. He’s not a young punk, so to speak. Even though he’s a rookie, he’s an older guy. He’s been around the block. He’s been able to work himself into a position that he’s in now.“And he’s taken advantage of it.” PreviousLA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 looks to pass the ball over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 drives the lane against Memphis Grizzlies guard Andrew Harrison #5 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsMemphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 drives into LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 looks on as LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 dunks past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 drives past Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin #1 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 tries to block a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward James Ennis III #8 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 ducks under Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Selden #7 to take a shot in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 takes a shot from 3-point range in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Sam Dekker #7 ducks under Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green #0 for a shot in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 and LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 have a moment after Griffin was fouled in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Sam Dekker #7 blocks a shot by Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green #0 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard Jawun Evans #1 lost the ball to Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green #0 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 is welcomed onto the court before the game. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 gets past Memphis Grizzlies center Deyonta Davis #21 for a dunk in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 gets past Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 for a dunk in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies guard Tyreke Evans #12 flies out of bounds in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 is surrounded by Clippers in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 passes the ball against Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin #1 dunks the ball the ball over LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 drives past Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers #6 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard C.J. Williams #9 is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies guard Mario Chalmers #6 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies guard Wayne Selden #7 is fouled by LA Clippers guard Milos Teodosic #4 while LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 blocks the shot. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 reacts to a foul in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers guard Lou Williams #23 gets past Memphis Grizzlies forward Jarell Martin #1 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)LA Clippers center DeAndre Jordan #6 and LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 congratulate eachother after the win. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies forward JaMychal Green #0 has a shot blocked by LA Clippers center Willie Reed #35 in the 4th quarter. The Los Angeles Clippers defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 113 to 105 in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Memphis Grizzlies’ Brandan Wright, right, reaches for a rebound against Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, left, and Milos Teodosic during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, right, shoots over Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ C.J. Williams, front, is defended by Memphis Grizzlies’ Wayne Selden during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ JaMychal Green, rear, knocks the ball out of the hands of Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan dunks as Memphis Grizzlies’ Deyonta Davis watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin makes his way up the court after making a basket during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies on Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans, center, is defended by Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, left, and Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Sam Dekker shoots past Memphis Grizzlies’ JaMychal Green during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Deyonta Davis, right, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers’ Milos Teodosic defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans, right, goes up for a basket past Los Angeles Clippers’ Wesley Johnson, left, and Blake Griffin during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Tyreke Evans, center, drives to the basket between Los Angeles Clippers’ C.J. Williams, right, and DeAndre Jordan during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Andrew Harrison, left, is fouled by Los Angeles Clippers’ Jawun Evans during the first half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Willie Reed hangs from the rim after dunking against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin, center, passes the ball under pressure by Memphis Grizzlies’ Jarell Martin, right, and Marc Gasol during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Sam Dekker, left, is fouled by Memphis Grizzlies’ Deyonta Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Willie Reed, center, goes after a loose ball against Memphis Grizzlies’ Jarell Martin, left, and Deyonta Davis during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, right, passes the ball as Los Angeles Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan, left, and Blake Griffin defend during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)Los Angeles Clippers’ Lou Williams, right, goes up for a basket past Memphis Grizzlies’ Brandan Wright during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Jan. 2, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers 113-105. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 looks to pass the ball over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 45LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin #32 looks to pass the ball over Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol #33 in the first half. The Los Angeles Clippers played the Memphis Grizzlies in a game at Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA 1/02/2018 (Photo by John McCoy, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — The Clippers took care of business Tuesday.Nothing more, nothing less.The Clippers seized a 113-105 victory from the Memphis Grizzlies at Staples Center to extend their winning streak to four consecutive. They also won for the sixth time in seven games, scratching and clawing and displaying the resilience that’s come to define them this season.If it’s crisp and clean you want from your basketball team, look elsewhere.last_img read more